CW puts six back to work

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The aftermath of the Hollywood work stoppage can't keep Superman, the demon-hunting Winchester brothers, and New York private-school girls in plaid skirts down.

While some shows are calling this television season a done deal, the CW is asking six of its top shows to return to work and produce up to half a dozen new episodes to air this season, says Media Week.

The six shows getting the call for "five or six more episodes" are Smallville, Supernatural, Reaper, Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and The Game. The network hopes to get new episodes on the air by mid-to-late April, with the half-hour comedy The Game getting as many as nine fresh episodes beginning next month.

As for the rest of the CW's slate, Aliens in America, which produced a hearty 18 episodes before being shut down by the strike, will not go back to work. The unaired episodes will air eventually, but the status of the show returning for a second season is currently uncertain. Life is Wild and Girlfriends will not be back and are likely done for good.

More news from studios detailing their updating schedules is expected in the near future. For more on the writers' strike, check out TV.com's Strike Source, featuring up-to-date statuses on shows, the latest information, and more.

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Apr 08, 2008
I wish they would bring back Life Is Wild. I really liked that show. :(
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Mar 28, 2008
great shows coming back
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Feb 28, 2008
YES Supernatural and Gossip Girl. Shame we have to wait so long though...
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Feb 21, 2008
I am very happy to see the CW show support for Supernatural and add more episodes. I can't wait until April. :)
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Feb 18, 2008
Supernatural is probably the best show on CW, Smallville is slowly becoming much worse than it used to be but is still watchable so this is good news, and I wish they had cancelled gossip girl
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Feb 17, 2008
Dean Winchester always brings a smile to my face. Anytime, anyplace.
Excited about SN, GG, and Reaper!
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Feb 17, 2008
GG is back YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! luv me my supernatural n smallville
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Feb 16, 2008
SUPERNATURAAAAL!!! Yayyyyyyy, I'm so happy! Gossip Girl is also a good news...
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Feb 16, 2008
so excited about new supernatural. and gossip girl! hopefully they come back as good as or even better than they were before!
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Feb 15, 2008
cant wait for more supernatural!!! heres hoping for many more seasons of this excellent show!
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Feb 15, 2008
Way to go Supernatural!!!!!!!!! I couldn’t help but notice that most of kudos are about Supernatural. I am glad to see so much support for this great show. I just watched Mystery Spot, it was a fun episode. Dean is such a great character.
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Feb 15, 2008
Can't wait for more Supernatural but April?!!
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Feb 15, 2008
Girlfriends has been cancelled. Only 13 episodes have been shot and they have all been aired. Even though the writers strike is over, The CW will not put Girlfriends back on for the remaining 9 episodes and they will not give Girlfriends a Series finale. The creator of Girlfriends is trying to get something done for Girlfriends but has no luck yet. I urge all fans of Girlfriends to call the following numbers to complain about the cancellation: 1-818-977-2525 (Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment (CW); 1-818-977-2537 (Traci Blackwell, Director of Current Entertainment (CW); 1-323-575-2380 (Nancy Tellem, President of CBS Paramount Network) or email Nancy Tellem at nancy.tellem@tvc.cbs.com Please no matter what don't give up on Girlfriends. We fans have to do all we can to try to get Girlfriends back. The fans of Jericho got the network to bring it back so I think the fans of Girlfriends will be able to get our show back. Girlfriends is not the lowest rated show on the CW yet they are cancelling it. So, let us fans stick together and get Joan, Maya, Lynn, Monica, and William another chance because I've heard that the creator was gonna try to bring Toni back and I know everyone wants to see that. So, please call in and email and don't stop til we get something moving. Much love
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Feb 14, 2008
i am happy about supernatural being back on for more episodes in hopelly there will be at least 5 more seasons
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Feb 14, 2008
yes i'm so glad one tree hill is back on. gotta show some love for one tree hill
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Feb 14, 2008
Supernatural! Can't wait to get more episodes, this season has been awesome!
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Feb 14, 2008
YAY SUPERNATURAL!!!!!!!!
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Feb 14, 2008
Yeah more Supernatural :D Reaper is good too.
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Feb 14, 2008
Yeah more SUpernatural.. hopefully this is good news for a fourth season.
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Feb 14, 2008
Yeah they better put shows back to work, great news
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Feb 14, 2008
I'm so glad that CW consideres Supernatural one of there "top" shows. Hopefully that means it won't get cancelled next season.
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Feb 13, 2008
More Dean will definatly make me smile!
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Feb 13, 2008
at least aliens in america made 18 eppys before the writer's strike..so i'll have something to watch..
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Feb 13, 2008
SOOOOOO COOOOOOOL that Supernatural is getting a few more eps for the season, sooooo happy :D:D:D it is great that the strike ended in time for us to get a better ending for the season - plus I hope EK is able to get season 4 extended to fit in the last few missing eps (as he talked about in another interview). Also glad the Writers got some of what they wanted for their new contracts.



Also happy Smallville will get a few more eps.
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Feb 13, 2008
Yay the boys are back to kick more supernatural demon ass!
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Feb 13, 2008
cooooooooooooooooooool i love gossip girl and supernatural and one tree hill best season ever thats amazing news thou bad for life is wild and aliens in america i love those too but im more happy than sad so wohooooooooooooooooooooo!!! XD
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Feb 13, 2008
cooooooooooooooooooool i love gossip girl and supernatural and one tree hill best season ever thats amazing news thou bad for life is wild and aliens in america i love those too but im more happy than sad so wohooooooooooooooooooooo!!! XD
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Feb 13, 2008
Sweet. The last Supernatural coverage you guys did really made it sound like the war was going to be going into overdrive. I'm so glad they aren't stopping at 12 episode now now. 18 is no 22 episodes, but it's so much more satisfying than 12. Hopefully this means the CW intends for Supernatural to return for season 4. HOPEFULLY. This is also good news for Smallville, and I'll be happy to see new episodes of Reaper since my Tuesdays at 9pm are free with no new House episodes.
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Feb 13, 2008
MORE GOSSIP GIRL!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

also lesser woos for Supernatural and Reaper.
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Feb 13, 2008
thats a really good news... can't wait for more Supernatural and Smallville..
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Feb 13, 2008
YAY Supernatural!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Feb 13, 2008
i finally have one nice word to say about CW since they cancelled VM! GOOD JOB!
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Feb 13, 2008
Can't wait for supernatural and mostly SMALLVILLE!!! great great news!
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Feb 13, 2008
Yay, Supernatural!!! Now the 22 episode cycle wont get messed up.
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Feb 13, 2008
Delighted One Tree Hill is getting more episodes, the episodes so far this season have been better than ever. Dawsons Creek went downhill after high school, but One Tree Hill is going from strength to strength! Need a Season 6 though, just for good measure ;)
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Feb 13, 2008
yay for Oth, Supernatural, Smallville, Gossip Girl and Reaper i love all of those shows but im really sad about Life Is Wild i loved it they should at least give us a few more episodes. :(
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Feb 13, 2008
YAY!!!! This is fantastic news, I love, love this show... :-D
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Feb 13, 2008
Finally!! I love supernatural!!!!!!!!
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Feb 13, 2008
Yay more OTH! This HAS to be good news towards a S6 :)
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Feb 13, 2008
YEA! Reaper is coming back!
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Feb 13, 2008
Go Supernatural!!!!!!!!! :)
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Feb 13, 2008
Of all the shows to keep, why dismiss girlfriends? Is it a race thing, because the show is very popular, witty, psychologically grounded, an all around great show. If you're going to cancel, at least do the decent thing and allow your viewers a proper send off. Let Joan get married, and have Toni crash the wedding, with her ego and blesses the union by forgiving Joan. Happily Ever After. Please don't leave with this big old cliffhanger like it was with Half and Half. NBC and CBS will rule if you make this move, don't do it like this CW.
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Feb 13, 2008
Girlfriends isn't coming back...WHY????????????????????????? Hopefully, The CW will try and do a special one-hour series finale.
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Feb 13, 2008
WOOHOO I can not wait for Supernatural to return.
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Feb 13, 2008
I'm up for some more Supernatural too. :)
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Feb 12, 2008
I would love to see more of Reaper, Smallville, and Supernatural.
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Feb 12, 2008
so happy to have more supernatural and to see this season stories play out the way they should
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Feb 12, 2008
I really really enjoyed Life Is Wild too. ;(
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